Chipotle moving 150 corporate jobs to Ohio: Here’s why

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Chipotle is moving about 150 positions to Ohio as part of a corporate reshuffling.

The fast casual burrito chain will move most of its corporate functions to a new office in California, but will also be moving support jobs to an existing office in Columbus.

Chipotle stated in a press release that the move will mean growing its current Columbus workforce from 100 to more than 250 employees.

Consolidating the jobs to Columbus will provide “access to high-quality talent and offers cost advantages,” the company stated.

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“Through technology and the consolidation of talent, we’ll create a world class Shared Services Center with increased productivity and quality services supporting our employees and our restaurants,” stated Chipotle chief finance officer Jack Hartung.

Over the next six months, Chipotle will transition its Denver and New York office functions to Newport Beach and Columbus. After the jobs are moved to Newport Beach, Calif., and Columbus, the company will close its Denver and New York City offices.

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"We have a tremendous opportunity at Chipotle to shape the future of our organization and drive growth through our new strategy," said Brian Niccol, chief executive officer at Chipotle.

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